W hen you think about New Zealand, a few things come to mind. The Hobbit, sheep, nature, green and last but not least; cost. Money. Expense. But much does it really cost to live in New Zealand? What are the most expensive items? The cheapest? How much money will I need if I plan to visit or live in this gorgeous, sometimes underrated country?
What are the reasons for emigrating from the UK? This isn’t your usual travel blog post. It’s about me finding the correct response to a question that I have struggled to answer for over nine years.
In August this year, we will have been living the dream in New Zealand for 10 years. I can’t quite believe it. It seems just yesterday that we made the decision to emigrate to New Zealand from the UK. Our grounds for leaving were many, but here is the main reason we left the UK for NZ.
New Zealand has given us a fair share of surprises and not everything was plain sailing when we first arrived. Every country has its pros and cons and New Zealand is no exception. But while there are things that annoy us about living here, there are so many positives too.
How many times have you said: ‘Next year, we are going to have Christmas on the beach!’ Probably remarking that it would be cheaper if nothing else. But have you ever actually done it or is spending the 25th of December on an exotic beach somewhere with your family something that will remain on your bucket list of travel to do’s? (more…)
So. The bug has bitten you. You want to emigrate. You probably spend all day, every day- dreaming about emigrating. You have asked yourself, several times over the past few months, “What it’s all about?”
You dream of a different life. An easier life. And you believe that if you emigrate you will find a happier way of life. You begin to question, why it is that you or your husband work all year for a measly couple of weeks off in the summer. Sound familiar? That’s how it worked for us anyway.
One lifestyle change that will save you money immediately, when you emigrate to New Zealand with your kids!
This is an inblogtweeny . A bit of information on how emigrating to New Zealand has saved me approximately $500 per year on one lifestyle change.
Incase you didn’t know, proper shoe wearing amongst New Zealand school children, is neither compulsory nor fashionable. There are, it seems, three options when deciding which way to adorn your wee piglet’s trotters. (more…)